When WEEKEND OF HORRORS seemed to call it quits, decent California horror conventions seemed to be few and far between, until MONSTERPALOOZA took over the mantle and began giving us fans a really cool convention to go to. Now that MONSTERPALOOZA is twice a year, things seem to be looking even better…and it keeps getting better..
This year, the always awesome sounding DAYS OF THE DEAD convention that annually frequents Indianapolis, Chicago and Atlanta will be joining us here in CA for the first time, and I gotta say, the list for both MONSTERPALOOZA AND DAYS OF THE DEAD LA is beginning to be a who’s who of genre and convention favorites. Here’s a run down:
DAYS OF THE DEAD:
Running from APRIL 5th-7th, DAYS OF THE DEAD LA will be at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the list with the likes of Bill Moseley (DEVIL’S REJECTS, TCM2), Oliver Robins (POLTERGEIST), Michael Berryman (HILLS HAVE EYES), Roddy Piper (THEY LIVE), Dick Miller (GREMLINS, THE TERMINATOR), Derek Mears (Jason from the F13 remake), Tyler Mane (Michael Myers from Zombie’s HALLOWEEN), even musicians such as Ogre (Skinny Puppy!!) and Wednesday 13…the list goes on and on.
Running from APRIL 12th-14th, MONSTERPALOOZA will be at the Burbank Marriott and boasts guests such as Eric Roberts (STAR 80, etc), Julie Adam (CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON), some of the cast of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE MONSTER SQUAD, The Chiodo Brothers, Susan Backline (JAWS) and um…Ginger Lynn Allan (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, TONS of porn). Also appearing are musicians Ace Frehley, Lita Ford (solo and also The Runaways) and about a zillion amazingly talented sfx artists.
So there ya have it. Which one will you be attending?